Charly Boy to stage catholic wedding after 40 years with wife
Controversial Nigerian entertainer and activist, Charly Boy is set to walk his wife, Lady Diane down the aisle in Abuja for formal exchange of marital vows.
The wedding will take place at the chapel of the Sisters of Jesus the Redeemer, Catholic Church , in Gwarimpa Estate, where he resides.
The ceremony which holds today, Saturday December 15, will be officiated by the opinionated Catholic clergy, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah. The wedding will have in attendance family members and close associates of the couple.
Charly Boy revealed that he hopes to convince his wife to ride with him in a tricycle to and from the church to emphasize the low-key nature of the ceremony.
The entertainer was first married to Stella at a Catholic Church in Onitsha in 1974. The relationship produced one child. The Catholic Church observes a strict marital doctrine which demands that couples who contracted a marriage on the church must petition the Catholic Pontiff for an annulment if they wish to opt out of the union.
According to Oputa, “We have been following through with the process of annulment for sometime. My former wife who has since remarried cooperated very well.
“She had no objection. The reason I put forward for the annulment was that I was underage. My mother actually got the wife for me at the age of 19 because I a little rascally with women. “Getting me married at that age was supposed to curb my sexual excesses.
Amazingly, Charly Boy’s mother is once again the reason he is contracting a formal marriage to Lady Diane, who has three children for him.
“This is not that kind of marriage with fanfare. I am doing it to please my aged mother. She has been pleading that we do the right thing.
“This is a woman I have been living with for 40 years. We know each other well. This is about obedience to certain demands of the society.
“People wonder how I am able to live with one woman all these years. It is not that we do not have misunderstanding.
“Marriage is successful when you are able to manage your incompatibility. I saw my parents quarrel, reconcile, kiss and hold hands again. These are the values that have guided me my relationship”, he said.